A bad day for stocks becomes much worse after blasts kill at least 3, injure many more along the Marathon course. Gold suffers its worst 2-day loss since 1980.
Gold has fallen more than 20% since the summer of 2011, as worries about domestic economic problems ease and fears of a government default dissipate.
Prices of metals and oil dropped after the investment bank also downgraded estimates and outlook for the coming year.
Precious metals tumble as inflation fears ease and the US economy shows strength.
After months in the doldrums, precious metals are gleaming again.
The metal is down about 5% this year and 11% since last fall's highs. A strong market and stronger dollar are at play. And gold often slips at the start of the year.
A shady payroll report continues a string of misleading economic data.
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